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Online Courses

Want to improve your English but can't come to the UT campus? We offer four online courses:


Intermediate Writing

This course lasts 14 weeks and is targeted at intermediate level writers. You receive ongoing feedback from your instructor. The textbook is provided as part of your tuition for the course, and every week we go over a new chapter.

What you will learn:

  • How to write an academic paragraph with topic, supporting and concluding sentences
  • How to use correct grammar, punctuation and formatting in your English writing
  • How to find and correct common writing mistakes
  • How to write American style emails
  • How to write comments for social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter

What you will do:

  • Watch daily instructional videos that explain and add to the textbook
  • Develop your writing and grammar abilities through daily homework
  • Exchange weekly emails with other classmates
  • Write seven multi-draft projects (six paragraphs and one essay) that will be evaluated by your classmates and instructor

Sample Video

Watch the sample video  to see if this course is the right one for you.

Dates and Registration​​​​

  • January 2 - April 7, 2023
  • February 6 - May 12, 2023
  • March 6 - June 9, 2023
  • April 3 - July 7, 2023

Cost: $1000

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Intermediate to Low-Advanced Pronunciation

This course lasts 7 weeks and is targeted to intermediate to low-advanced speakers. You receive ongoing feedback from your instructor.

What you will learn:

  • How to speak more clearly so that others can understand you more easily
  • How to use a variety of online learning tools to improve your pronunciation
  • How to self-correct your pronunciation
  • How to use listening as a way to improve pronunciation

What you will do:

  • Complete 28 one-hour modules (4 hours a week for 7 weeks)
  • Overview and practice I: consonants, vowels, syllables, and word stress (classes 1-13)
  • Overview and practice II: rhythm, thought groups, focus words, intonation, and linking (classes 15-28)
  • Make a video/audio recording of yourself practicing these things in every lesson
  • Get direct teacher feedback about your pronunciation as a part of every lesson

Sample Video

Watch the sample video  and see if this course is the right one for you.

Dates and Registration

  • January 2 - February 17, 2023
  • February 6 - March 24, 2023
  • March 6 - April 21, 2023
  • April 3 - May 19, 2023

Cost: $480

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Intermediate and Advanced Speaking

These courses last 7 weeks and are targeted at intermediate and advanced speakers. They are offered via Zoom to provide an interactive virtual environment. You participate in pair work and group discussions, and also receive ongoing feedback from your instructor. A textbook is required and is not included in the cost of the course.

What you will learn:

  • How to sustain spontaneous speech (intermediate and advanced)
  • How to give a prepared presentation (intermediate and advanced)
  • How to use appropriate vocabulary and expressions (intermediate and advanced)
  • How to express and support your opinion in extended conversations (intermediate and advanced)
  • How to effectively participate in and lead group discussions (advanced)
  • How to give a formal speech (advanced)

What you will do:

  • Improve your speaking fluency through a variety of activities (intermediate and advanced)
  • Expand your vocabulary using a vocabulary journal (intermediate and advanced)
  • Complete a variety of speaking activities in class or as homework (intermediate and advanced)
  • Participate in pair work and discussions (intermediate and advanced)
  • Practice stress, rhythm, and pausing through audio journals (advanced)

Required Textbook:

Prism 2 (intermediate) or Prism 4 (advanced), published by Cambridge University Press

Your Instructors

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Dates, Schedule, and Registration

Intermediate – Monday & Wednesday 9:00-10:30am (Texas time)

  • January 9 - February 22, 2023 (holiday January 16)
  • February 27 - April 19, 2023 (holidays March 13 and 15) 

Advanced – Tuesday & Thursday 9:00-10:30am (Texas time)

  • January 10 - February 23, 2023
  • February 28 - April 20, 2023 (holidays March 14 and 16)

Cost: $450

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Refund Policy

Tuition is refundable, minus a $15 administrative fee, if you drop the course prior to the first class day. See the refund policy for The University of Texas for full details. Please note that if we have already shipped you the textbook for the writing course, we will keep $100 in addition to the $15 administrative fee.